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KK&P’s “Good People” Recruiting Services & Philo Ridge Farm
13 December 2019
The KK&P recruiting approach centers on the careful development of a comprehensive and nuanced job posting as well as a deliberate strategy for spreading awareness of the opportunity, including general and niche job websites, and outreach to our extensive sector networks.
12 December 2019
Over the course of the past nine years, KK&P has worked extensively in the state of Rhode Island, a little state that is investing big in the food system.
19 November 2019
Situated on a mountaintop, in the Idanha-a-Nova region of Portugal, on the border of Spain and roughly equidistant from Lisbon, Porto and Madrid, Monsanto is considered “the most typical of Portuguese villages.” A fitting, picturesque setting for the recent Fourth Annual Idanha Food Lab Event.
dairy sector marketing assessment for the State of Vermont, working closely with the state’s Agency for Agriculture, Food, and Markets and Agency for Commerce and Community Development.
19 November 2019
KK&P recently kicked off a dairy sector marketing assessment for the State of Vermont, working closely with the state’s Agency for Agriculture, Food, and Markets and Agency for Commerce and Community Development.
19 September 2019
Earlier this year, Agri-Cultura Network (ACN), a small food hub based in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Natural Resources Defense Council engaged Karen Karp & Partners to develop a strategic business plan for the Network as it looks to expand its retail sales while meeting community food access goals.
20 August 2019
KK&P is thrilled to announce we’ll be working with the Rhode Island Food Policy Council on a pilot Fishing for Success program, this fall and into winter 2020. The team, led by KK&P Senior Consultants Christophe Hille and Shayna Cohen, will make a business case for the building of a financially sustainable seafood processing facility...
25 June 2019
KK&P was retained by the global design firm Sasaki to develop a food service vision and operating model for a new public park under development in the city of Lakeland, Florida. The park will center on Lake Bonnet, ecologically restoring a 180-acre area to the east of the lake that was once a major rail...
Oneida County Workshop
18 June 2019
Located in upstate New York, Oneida County and the surrounding region are home to abundant natural resources, a long history and culture of agriculture, and numerous food supply chain players – meat and dairy processors, aggregators, food hubs, distributors, and anchor institutions. While uniquely positioned for growth with these assets, the region is also experiencing...
1 May 2019
By Karen Karp Last year I wrote about becoming involved in an innovative agriculture economic development project in Idanha-a-Nova, a beautiful agricultural area in Eastern Portugal that once heralded the title, “Watermelon Capitol of Europe.” For a number of reasons, including a change in Portugal’s government, joining the EU, economic recessions, and the lure of...
Eat Lancet
31 January 2019
by Karen Karp I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the EAT-Lancet Commission report on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. “Food in the Anthropocene” provides the first scientific targets that integrate the earth’s carrying capacity for agriculture production in concert with a recommended diet that is considered healthy and that can be sustained within...
Rhode Island Food Summit
24 January 2019
On January 19th, Shayna Cohen attended the third annual Rhode Island Food Summit which brought together more than 400 government, industry, education, nonprofit, and community partners whose work comprises and supports the state’s food economy—a kind of who’s who of Little Rhody’s food system. Topics covered a broad range of issues reflective of KK&P’s past...